My daughter really liked the IYE summer group class with David. It was definitely
an adjustment to take a full-day class, but once she got used to the length, she enjoyed it.
She especially enjoyed having David as a teacher.
She enjoyed comparing themes and plots. It’s always fun to hear your child say that,
especially with more classic works. Schools do not usually teach classics, so I really
appreciate the opportunity for my daughter to study them. After taking the class, she
was more interested in reading independently.
I found myself buying her more books!
After the summer, she showed big improvements in her i-Ready diagnostic for ELA
(English Language Arts). The i-Ready allows students to take next-level questions. Last
year, at the end of her 6th-grade year, her i-Ready ELA score was early 7th grade. This
year, at the beginning of her 7th-grade year, she took the i-Ready and scored as early
10th grade. I attribute this three-year improvement to the IYE summer class.
She’s also improved in her CAASPP assessment. For the last couple of years, when she
did her CAASPP writing assessment, it took her a long time to formulate her ideas. By
the time she had formulated her thoughts, it was time to go home. Now she says it is
easy to write out the assignments in the time permitted.
After taking the summer class, it was much easier for her to write. In other classes
that she is taking, she now writes in complete sentences to answer questions. We had
worked on this skill before, but she didn’t make progress in it until she took the IYE
summer group class. The class really helped her see the importance of using complete
sentences because David explained to her WHY the incomplete sentences did not work
and why it was important for her to finish her thoughts.
K. W., Sunnyvale